Back Mountain Memorial Library


A member of the Luzerne County Library System

96 Huntsville Road

Dallas, PA 18612

HOURS: Mon  -  Thurs:           9:30am - 8:30pm

              Friday:                      9:30am - 5:30pm

              Saturday:                  9:30am - 4:30pm
PH:  570-675-1182             FAX:  570-674-5863
The library will close at 5:30pm
on Thursday, April 2nd.
We will be closed Friday, April 3rd.
Our normal hours will resume Saturday, April 4th.
2015 Quilt Raffle
This beautiful quilt, handmade be Leslie Horoshko, will be raffled off June 8th at the 69th Annual Auction Kick-Off Dinner. The quilt is on display at the library's front desk.
You don't have to attend the dinner to win! Tickets are on sale now! $1.00 each, or six for $5.00
Nature Writing Workshop Series
April 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th
7:00pm ~ 9:00pm
The library will be hosting a series of workshops on nature journaling, and using nature as a setting of character in writing.
Presenter Joseph Stager III holds a Master's Degree in Creative Writing from Wilkes University, and is currently working on completing his MFA.

Open to all ages, High School and up. Space is limited, call or come in to the library to register.

Book Signing
 April 11th ~ 10:00am - 4:00pm
The library will be hosting a book signing for
local science fiction author Bryan Kollar's latest novel,
"The Memory Machine: Birthday Killings!"
Donations Needed for Summer Reading Project!
This Summer's theme is "Every Hero Has a Story!" One of the programs scheduled will be "Design Your Own Superhero Cape." Janet Bauman, Children's Librarian, is asking for donations of material to make the capes for the children.
All material is welcome and appreciated, especially solid colors or lightly patterned designs; no plastic, please. Material may be dropped off in the Children's Room.
The Friends of the Library
and Leggio's Fundraiser!
Wednesday, April 29th ~ 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Bring family and friends to Leggio's Italian Restaurant in Dallas to enjoy some great food and support our library at the same time! A percentage of all sales during the fundraiser (bar not included), including take-out orders and gift cards purchased, will be donated to the library's Children's Summer Reading Program.
Look for the library display at the front of the restaurant to register to win a $25.00 Leggio's gift card as our thanks for your attendance!
Memoir Writing Workshop
April 18th, and May 2nd, 16th, and 30th
12:00pm ~ 2:00pm


Throughout this workshop, presenter Bill Schneider, a graduate of the M.F.A. creative writing program at Wilkes University, will help you learn techniques for focusing and crafting your life stories.
Space is limited. Call or come in to the library to register.
Basic Computer and E-Reader Instruction
Tuesdays ~ 10:30am - 11:30am
Wednesdays ~ 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Lessons will not be available
April 21st and 22nd.
The library is offering free one-on-one basic lessons on using e-readers, iPads, computers, and basic internet use! You can register for a lesson by caling or coming in to the library.
Expressing Your Personality in the Garden
The program has been rescheduled for
Saturday, May 9th ~ 10:30am


Your garden is an expression of yourself. Jean Kolojejchick and Roseann Nardone, Luzerne County Master Gardeners, Penn State Extension, since 2005, and members of the Back Mountain Bloomers Club will detail how to add plants, structures, and accessories to your garden that reflect your personality.
Scrapbook Space
Fridays ~ 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Patrons are invited to attend this fun social group! Work on your scrapbooks, albums, or any photo framing project with like-minded Scrappers while sharing fun, coffee, and surprise goodies. Scrappers are welcome to swap supplies and ideas, however, no formal classes will be given.
Space is limited to 6 individuals, come in to the library to register.
Yoga Class
 Mondays Sessions ~ 6:30pm - 7:30pm
  Certified Instructor: Doreen Rakowski
The library will be hosting a Yoga Class geared for beginners, but which will also present a challenge for those with experience. Different styles of yoga will be incorporated throughout the class.
An initial one session trial is available for $10.00.
A $10.00 per session fee is due at time of registration.
Gift certificates for 6 sessions are available at the library!
Students are asked to commit to each Monday Session.
Registration is open. Class size is limited.

Enrollment for Dolly Parton’s

Imagination Library

You can still enroll your child in the United Way of Wyoming Valley’s Dolly Parton Imagination Library! Please see the Children's Room page for more information on how to enroll your child in this enriching program.
The Back Mountain Memorial Library is selling 2015 Graduate Commemorative bracelets for Dallas and Lake Lehman High Schools, and 2015 Graduate Commemorative beads for Dallas High School!
The bracelets are made of quality leather cord, with one sterling silver commemorative bead etched with the high school name and the year 2015.
Bracelets will be sold for $45.00, beads for $35.00. Quantities are limited!
Downloadable eBooks Are Available!
You will need a library card for Luzerne County. 
Here’s what you need to get started:
1) Click on the “eBooks Are Here!” link, shown.
2) You will be taken to the “Magic Wall.” The Magic Wall shows dozens of featured titles available for downloading. Choose a free app for your eReader: axisReader or Blio. You can also download an app from the "App Zone" on the "Magic Wall."
3) Once you have your library card, you can set up a "Magic Wall" account by clicking on "Login," then on "My Account."
4) Choose a tab above the Magic Wall or from the menu to the left to browse the collection.
5) Click on a book cover to get a synopsis or reader reviews.
6) You can begin downloading your choice immediately by clicking on Checkout Now, or Add to Checkout List and keep browsing.
You can also put a book on hold by clicking Add to Wish List.
Click on the Friends of the Library's page
for the current Newsletter!

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